For a natural and beautiful smile
Dental implants are artificial roots (made of titanium) that are surgically placed into the jaw in order to replace missing teeth. After the implant is inserted, it is allowed to heal for a few months so that it fuses to the bone. The healing period can vary depending on the bone quality and the technique used.
Once the site is fully healed, the final prosthesis can be fitted and permanently attached to the implant. This can be a crown, bridge or dentures. They are very stable and durable and will last for many years. However it is important to have them checked regularly (at least once a year).
Implants can be contraindicated in certain cases such as not enough bone to accommodate an implant and a bone graft is not possible, or certain health problems. Therefore it is important to have a detailed examination to make sure that you are a candidate for an implant.
Different types of implants
The crown can be cemented or screwed onto the implant.
The implants replace the roots of teeth and a bridge is cemented or screwed in.
Partial or complete removable denture
The denture is attached in different ways to a bar that is screwed onto the implants.